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self-effacing
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Ethan Frome
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  • "I wouldn’t ever have it said that I stood in the way of a poor girl like Mattie marrying a smart fellow like Denis Eady," Zeena answered in a tone of plaintive self-effacement.

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  • Although she is shy and self-effacing, she is fiercely competitive.
  • Finnick’s real charms of self-effacing humor and an easygoing nature are on display for the first time.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay

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